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Grateful Dead Live at Seattle Center Arena on 1973-06-26

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Grateful Dead Live at Seattle Center Arena on 1973-06-26

Set 1

Casey Jones ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Brown Eyed Women
Jack Straw
Box Of Rain
Mexicali Blues
You Ain't Woman Enough
Row Jimmy
The Race Is On
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Beat It On Down The Line
Playing In The Band

Set 2

Bertha ->
The Promised Land
They Love Each Other
El Paso
Black Peter
Big River
Here Comes Sunshine
Me And My Uncle
He's Gone ->
Truckin' ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Me And Bobby McGee ->
The Other One ->
Sugar Magnolia

Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Seattle Center Arena
Location Seattle, WA

Source Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
Transferred by Hunter Seamons



SBD (shnid=12076):



--Casey Jones through Brown Eyed Women
--in Loser from 2:55 to 3:22
--all of Black Peter
--in Truckin' from 4:18 to 4:42
--the final few seconds of Sugar Magnolia

Thanks to Mark Sweeney & Chuck Gannon
edits/encoding by JCotsman

AUD (shnid=14673):

AUDMC > Reel > Reel > DAT > WAV > SHN

Recorded by Donn Amick, FOB, Sony EMC mics spread out across the
row > TC-126 master cassette > Amick's Reel recorded at 7-1/2ips >
Reel(w/ Dolby).

A > D by Noah Weiner ( November, 2002

Reel playback on Pioneer RT-701 > Teac AN-180 Dolby decoder >
Fostex D5 DAT (A>D only) > Turtle Beach Montego II Digital I/O >
Soundforge (wav edits and track IDs) > SHNTOOL (SBE fix) > MKW (shn)

Thank you to J. Cotsman for the SBD transfer,
to Donn Amick for recording this beautiful, stellar show,
and to Noah Weiner for the great AUD transfer.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
July 4, 2009


1) Phil is a BEAST during this show.

2) There are occasional, quick shifts in the SBD mix. Garcia's guitar, for instance, will shift from the right channel to the left channel in the SBD. There are also various anomalies at points, and miniscule cuts.

3) There are small cuts in the SBD and AUD at the McGee > Other One transition, leaving a moment of the show missing.


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2016
Subject: -
I've gotten to like MTX tapes more than I used to. Lovely, lovely show & a nice warm listen.
Reviewer: gr8fuldad73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2014
Subject: summer 73'
Gr8 show.gr8 song selection
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - June 26, 2013
Subject: I can't believe folks from Seattle are actually called "hicks"!!
I love it! LOL! I was born and raised in Seattle. My Dad was from Mississippi. My Dad has been in Seattle since 1965 and is still drives back down South every year because Seattle is anything BUT a hick town! Only you hard-ass folks from the NE corner of the US could make such a jaded and off-the-wall comparison, I swear! That same dismissive and edgy attitude is why the Dead BUSTED OUT the high-intensity gigs the East Coast, too. You guys made those West Coast hippies/hicks work for it! Thanks!
Reviewer: dj Dark Star Dan - - June 30, 2011
Subject: @ Disc Moe
I CANNOT believe you would have the audacity to judge ANYONE'S listening experience and enthusiasm related to the Grateful Dead. this is always personal no matter what your listening choices. I was appalled by your low-class diatribe against Oh Uh Umm's reviews (of which I thoroughly enjoy) What the fuck gives you the right to say anything?! Gee, you've been to more shows than them or maybe before someone else??? One of my best friends is Betty Cantor-Jackson (yes, the fucking "Betty Boards" Betty) and does that make me, or even her, more of an authority to judge someone's listening experience? Incredibly pedantic, elitist, and LAME! Douche bag! Now step off... Yup, step off!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" June 26, 1973, at the Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, United States of America


I wonder what the percentage of audience mix to soundboard mix is?

I think these matrix shows are a lot of fun and are much more enjoyable when they are loud or listened to in headphones.

1973, a new direction into the unknown...Pigpen's blues influences are missing, but the GRATEFUL DEAD keep on truckin', if that's whatcha call it.

Not a NYC crowd, but for a bunch of hicks from Seattle, they make some noise and generate some energy to get things goin'.

I highly recommend adding this Seattle show to your 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

I also recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.

Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.

Here's one way to download this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1973.

PS: Remember to click the "DeadLists Project" link and get the poster for this show.

Freedom of speech is saying the things you don't want to hear, isn't it? Or is it burning the American Flag? I get confused. :LMAO...Nixon used to say it's better to be pissed off than pissed on.

Thanks for the feedback, you must be from
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2009
Subject: A Real Weirdo
Hey oh uh um ah, It's apparent that: A) You have never seen the Grateful Dead. B) We are all getting tired of you're self absorbing, diatribe bullshit review. C) You are too stupid to realize that you're fuckin' it up for everyone else. D) You need to put daddy's gun back where you found it before you hurt yourself. E) Grow up fool!
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